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Oakland Weighs Fire-Prevention Tax

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Oakland Weighs Fire-Prevention Tax

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Oakland Weighs Fire-Prevention Tax

Oakland Weighs Fire-Prevention Tax

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Fire officials in Oakland, Calif., say conditions are ripe for the repeat of a devastating 1991 wildfire that killed 25 people and caused more than $1 billion in damage. A city plan calls for a new tax to pay for brush removal. But some residents are balking at the cost of fire prevention. Hear NPR's Richard Gonzales.